My dahlias are just now beginning to flower. This variety is named Pumpkin Spice and the blooms are just about six-inches wide! I also have yellow pop-pom dahlias flowering called Hissy Fitz. My purple ones are still a few days away, and I'm not sure the hot pink or a second variety of orange ones will even bloom. It's already the middle of September and they don't have any buds.
"Clutter" on a mid September morning in my apartment... Colors and collectibles wherever you look. I have vintage jewelry covering the new issue of Vogue, and there is also a February 1904 The Ladie's World underneath. My favorite vintage toy, a 1920s Roly Poly, is in the center, sitting in a 1930s cobalt vase.
A closeup of this morning's dahlia arrangement. These are Pumpkin Spice and Hissy Fitz varieties, the only ones I have blooming at the moment. That's a little '63 Ford Falcon scale model peeking out from the left, lol. A couple of my mother's crocheted afghans in the background.